Custom iPhone SMS and notification tones in iOS 5
Discovered by developers in iOS 5 beta 3, it seems that Apple’s iPhone will support custom SMS tones. This is excellent news for anyone looking for more business-appropriate SMS tones.
While Tri-tone is somewhat business friendly, it has become over used and is often too loud for certain environments. Having the ability to use custom SMS tones will allow users to distinguish their iPhone from other phones around them. iPhone owners will no longer forced to use the default Tri-tone or Apple’s other SMS tone offerings.
Custom SMS tones are not entirely new to the iPhone. The jailbreak community has enjoyed the benefits of custom SMS tones for some time. In fact, Ambient Rings had previously offered a discreet SMS tone pack to jailbroken beta testers.
With the release of iOS 5, iPhone owners will be able to enjoy the benefits of business-friendly SMS tones (without having to jailbreak their devices). Following the release of iOS 5, Ambient Rings will release a custom SMS tone pack to accompany our iPhone business ringtone library.
We are excited to continue to provide the best quality business-friendly iPhone ringtones, and we are excited to be able to deliver nondescript SMS tones for iPhone to our users, following the release of iOS 5.
Update: TechCrunch has confirmed that nearly every system notification tone will be customizable in iOS 5. As such, Ambient Rings will meet the requirements for not only custom SMS tones, but also other system sounds like email notifications, alarms, reminders, and tweets.